Those of you that prefer your balls slightly squashed (and fundamentally not American) will probably be pleased to learn that Australian developer Big Ant Studios is hard at work on Rugby League Live 2 for PlayStation 3.

The meaty sequel promises licensed teams from the NRL, Super League, Cooperative Championships, NSW and QLD cups, Toyota Cup, as well as Australian, English and New Zealander international championships. Gameplay improvements include tweaks to the tackling system, tactical passing, strategic defence, high ball catching, and much more. Phew.

The title will also feature competitive and co-operative multiplayer matches for up to eight players online. Well, that’s if you can find anyone else that actually likes rugby. Zing.